many fans who have been critical of the decision to replace Justin Roiland as the voice actor for Rick and Morty. How have you dealt with that? Belden: I think every fan will have their own opinions, and that’s okay. People are passionate about the show and the characters, and it’s natural that there would be mixed reactions. For me personally, I’ve tried to focus on doing justice to the characters and bringing my own unique take to them. Cardoni: I think we both understand that taking over such iconic roles was bound to stir up some strong emotions in the fan base. We just hope that as they see us in action, they’ll come to appreciate our portrayal of Rick and Morty. At the end of the day, we’re both huge fans of the show, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to lend our voices to these beloved characters. Belden: Exactly. We’re not trying to replace Justin Roiland. We’re just trying to continue the legacy of these characters in the best way we can. And I think once fans see the new season and hear our take on Rick and Morty, they’ll see that we’re passionate about the show and dedicated to bringing our own energy to it. I think that’s what ultimately matters. Cardoni: Absolutely. We’re not taking this responsibility lightly, and we’re committed to doing justice to Rick and Morty. It’s been a journey for both of us, and we’re excited for fans to hear what we’ve been working on.
In addition to dealing with fan critiques, what are some of the other challenges you’ve faced in taking over these roles? Belden: I think one of the biggest challenges has been finding our own unique take on these characters while still staying true to the essence of Rick and Morty. These characters are so well-known and beloved, and there’s a fine line we walk between honoring what’s come before while also bringing something fresh and new to the table. Cardoni: Definitely. We’ve both spent a lot of time studying the characters and familiarizing ourselves with their mannerisms and speech patterns. But at the same time, we want to add our own flair and interpretation to them. It’s a delicate balance, but it’s also been an incredibly rewarding creative process. Belden: Understanding the depth and complexity of these characters has been a huge part of the challenge. They’re not the typical animated characters. They have layers and depth that we’ve really had to dive into in order to inhabit them fully. Cardoni: Yeah, it’s not just about mimicking their voices. It’s about understanding who they are as people and really getting into their heads. Belden: It’s a process that’s constantly evolving, and we’re committed to growing with the characters and the show. We’re always looking for ways to improve and bring something fresh to our performances. Cardoni: It’s an ongoing journey, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of it.
What are you most excited for fans to see in upcoming seasons? Belden: I think the most exciting thing for fans will be getting to see the new directions the show takes. Every season brings something unexpected and mind-bending, and the upcoming seasons will be no exception. I can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for Rick and Morty. Cardoni: Absolutely. The show has a way of constantly surprising and challenging its audience, and we’re all in for some wild adventures and unexpected twists. Belden: And of course, we’re excited for fans to hear our take on Rick and Morty. We’ve put a lot of heart and energy into these performances, and we can’t wait for fans to experience it. Cardoni: It’s a pivotal moment for us and for the show, and we’re honored to be a part of it. We can’t wait for fans to join us on this journey.
In the end, it’s clear that Cardoni and Belden are passionate and dedicated to their craft as the new voice leads for Rick and Morty. Their journey to taking over these iconic roles has been filled with challenges, excitement, and deep respect for the characters and the show. As fans eagerly await the new seasons, there’s no doubt that Cardoni and Belden are ready to bring their own unique energy and creativity to the beloved characters of Rick and Morty.